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    October 9, 2012
    6:00 - 6:30pm EDT  

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>> this is "bbc world news." funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard to know your business, offering specialized solutions and capital to help you meet your growth objectives.
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we offer expertise and tailored solutions for small businesses and major corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." in >> this is "pc world news america." the german chancellor visit to athens and take a look at the welcome she received. austerity wreaks say it is her fault. >> here to show support for their great people but on the streets, there is huge frustration. >> defying the taliban for a girl's right to go to school, this girl shot at close range.
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the first talks about his front- row seat. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. these were just a few of the things that greeted angela merkel on her trip to greece today, the first trip since the crisis began to show her support for the austerity plan. but the greek people blame germany for the economic hardships they are suffering. today, they cut their frustrations i haunt her. >> no post-war german chancellor has the reception quite like this.
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groups comparing her to the not these for insisting on austerity. large parts of the capital were sealed off by her visit. 7000 police deployed, water cannon on standby. it read her note to the fourth reich. we challenged this woman as to how she could portray her as hitler. because, she said, what is imposed on greece is like a naughty scheme. the vast majority were not anti german but anti austerity. >> look at what is happening here, what the measures are bringing. >> she was given full military honors of the airport. and on her way into the city,
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her convoy was jeered. with the doctors and nurses trying to block the street. >> she is here to show support for the greek people but on the streets, there is huge restoration. in just five years, this economy has shrunk 23%. just a short distance from where she was meeting, protesters attacked the barricades. for two hours, there were running battles with the police, volleys of tear gas being fired. the greek prime minister if he believed that the visit marked the end of greece's international isolation. >> everybody that the on greece collapsing will lose the bet. greeks are proud people. they deliver support for greece
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to stand. handoff and despite the fact this is a difficult path, it will prove worthwhile. if you don't get to solve the problems now, they will reoccur later in a much more dramatic way. >> in difficult times lie ahead. greece has to make further savings to qualify for more funding. without it, the country runs out of money in november. they said greece is likely to miss the target. >> for more on the less than hospitable welcome she received just a short time ago, seeing those pictures in the report of people wearing uniforms, it makes you wonder if it is possible for germany and greece to be in the same financial house.
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>> there are many that would ask that. the intense anti-german feeling, references are not the overwhelming opinion. there are the other greeks that say that he had can't blame germany for our problems, we elected a government that mismanaged the situation and borrowed money that we did not have. that intense animosity is now predominantly felt here. from the government, and open arms welcome. the government is intensely aware that relations have hit new lows within the last few years by this tabloid animosity. the government realizes it needs to reach out to the german government in reset relations. greece depends on german cash, and that sort of extremely
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strong unity is what you saw today from the greek government. >> you were on the streets of athens, wasn't brave or insensitive? got that as a question of what posts to myself when i got hit by a volley of tear gas earlier in the afternoon which left my eyes streaming data show me with a toxic impact. as i nursed by sore eyes. in those days it was brave, other cell was insensitive. her visit has added fuel to the fire for those that see her as the architect of austerity. they say it is a sign of respect that she came to this country and we're glad that she came to speak to the president offered a show of support and endorse their place in the euro. in rebuilding the credibility abroad, he will be very
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delighted by her visit today, the first visit in over five years. >> in pakistan, a brave teenage girl that gave international attention for speaking out against them and campaigned for girls to get an education has been shot and seriously wounded. she was on her way home from school when gunmen opened fire on her schoolus, shooting her in the head and neck. she survived and the doctors say she is out of danger. >> liberal that defied the taliban. she was shot at close range for standing up against militants and insisting that girls have the right to go to school. this was her and her beloved classroom when they tried to take it from her. she refused to back down.
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in 2009, militants controlling the valley decreed that girls' schools must close. then just 11, she voiced her opposition written under a pen name. this was her injury for january 3. >> i was very scared of getting ready for school today because they announced that the girls should stopped going. our teacher told us that if we come, we should not wear a school uniform and where normal clothes. only 11 attended class today. >> after the militants were driven out, they campaigned for recognition for girls. letting the current glut -- recognition and threats. she will fight on if she makes a good recovery.
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>> she would never give up her education. she will continue to inspire the other folks. that they are going to surrender. >> the threat may not be over. after the attack, they said she was pro-west and will not the spirit. tonight, she is said to be conscious and responsive and hospital with her family by her bedside. how brutal attacks are nothing new here, but the shooting of this young girl has caused horror and revulsion. human rights campaigners say it sends a very disturbing message to anyone campaigning for women and girls. >> and dangerous times for a very brave girl and pakistan. became a mild controversy, jury
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sandusky who served at penn state university was sentenced to at least 30 years in prison after being found guilty of 45 counts of sexual abuse. the scandal led to a flood of allegations in the tarnished a once revered sports program. >> the disgraced codes that traded his truck sued for prison jumpsuit. he arrived at court, protesting his innocence. he spoke to a college radio station. >> they can take away my life entry as a monster, but they can't take away my heart. in my heart, i know i did not do these alleging disgusting acts. my wife has been on only sex partner and that was after marriage. >> she listened as her husband died of child abuse. he was contradicted by three gunmen that gave emotional accounts of being touched in
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showers. prosecutors praised the courage of the victims. >> reliving the events, when they were to have the victimization exposed. a one of them could have walked up -- or walk away from this case but they chose to testify truthfully and demonstrated personal courage and the desire to see justice done. >> curious and does he use his prestige to impress vulnerable boys. rityets up a youth chairt that prosecutors called if factory. the 68-year-old fallen hero who will most certainly spend the rest of his left behind bars.
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>> a quick look at some of the other day's news, israel's prime tester has announced there will be an early general election. the election was due for another year, but he said it would take place as soon as possible. his coalition government has been in power since 2009. the radical clerics has pleaded not guilty. the conspiracy to set up a terrorist training camps inside the united states landed in the u.s. on saturday after a very lengthy legal battle against extradition. the nobel prize in physics has been awarded to scientists have invented different ways to measure and to study quantum particles. it was carried out by a french and american scientists. findings can open the way the
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superfast computers an incredibly precise clocks. authorities say that the body of one of the country's most brutal drug lords has been snatched from a funeral parlor. it was confirmed that the man that went by the alias the executioner had been killed in a gunfight with marines. >> news from the mexican government's point of view was mixed. they were brought down in a shootout, and after initial doubts, they confirmed that it was definitely the of the drug kingpin of the most wanted men in mexico. >> of the protocols of unidentified bodies, they carried out a comparative analysis of the bodies.
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the result was confirmed for those of the national fingerprint database. >> what followed was cause for real dismay among the local authorities. the body was snatched from the funeral home where it was being held, presumably members covering the remains of their leader. the government hoped it would be a positive example of the military strategy has only gone to further illustrate the power that they will then states. the outgoing president will doubtless feel pleased that he is no longer a threat in mexico. a deeply frustrated that the authorities don't have the body to show for it. he is now a shadow of their former self and lack a clear leader.
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>> more outfalls have still to come on tonight's program, we will have the latest on a meningitis outbreak in the u.s. that has left 11 haitians dead. a secret agent that infiltrated the ira on behalf of british security services says he has been abandoned by those who serve here if he testified on the organization and one of the biggest criminal trials in irish and british history. dodge ram and gilmore infiltrated the ira at the height of the trouble in northern ireland. he later earned himself an ira death sentence. >> i have saved countless amounts of lives. gosh living under a false identity for 30 years, he has been filled by the intelligence
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services. >> i have no financial stability, which i was promised. i have nothing. >> he is now taking his case to the investigatory powers tribunal, a body that examines complaints against the intelligence services. he is still remembered as a traitor, guilty of the trail. unexpected,t come and that when the mi it's done with them, they discard them. >> how they care for it, it is now being employed. >> to invoke trade organizations, where you are in
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the world, it will always be needed. have the honor your death to them. got to they do not comment on intelligence matters. -- >> did not comment on intelligence matters. >> now to a growing health scare in the united states. contaminated shot has led to an outbreak of meningitis. the 120 cases have fallen ill and 11 people have died. how does the infection occurred? the chair of vendor built preventive medicine department joins me from national, tennessee. i know n.y. is the case with -- the state with the most cases.
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do you know how this whole contaminated mr. arroyo was brought to the states? >> in came to us from a compound in pharmacy in new england which supplies similar drugs to many states. we happen to have had, from the contaminated batch, a substantial number of doses and we now have a substantial number of patients, unfortunately. >> how rare is it? >> is already naturally acquired in a very uncommon. but in this fashion, to inoculate a contaminated medication immediately adjacent to the central nervous system and have the infection take place that way is almost vanishingly rare. >> and aledo how many there are in the country of these contaminated steroids? >> there were approximately 17,000 vials.
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yes, 17,000 vials. some patients received more than one inoculation. if there is a silver lining to this very dark cloud, the attack rate, the proportion of people that receive this medication continues to be fortunately quite low. or 1%. it is a large number of people but not as large as it could be. >> they say 13,000 patients have already been exposed to these infected steroids. how do we determine who is at risk of contracting it? >> we have tracked down all the people that receive the medication. they have been put on the alert so if they develop that a symptom that all that could be in any way related to meningitis, they go promptly to their doctors had to be tested.
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that is how we determine the number of cases. >> what are the symptoms and possible treatments? >> headache, fever, chills, stiff back, nausea, and even stroke-like symptoms. the treatment has to do with a couple of drugs that are challenging to administer. have to be given intravenously and have serious side effects. the have to be taken for a prolonged time like weeks, maybe months. >> does it make you concerned about these zero conditions or lack of sterile conditions that they might produce? dodge we are very seriously concerned about that. the food and drug administration is in the midst of examining all those circumstances. the laboratory has been closed and is no longer shipping medication of any kind. we will wait to see what
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happens. >> the best of luck for you to be down there. quite alarming prospect there. attempt to set a world record for the highest skydive was abandoned because of poor weather. the high winds prevented him from launching the helium balloon and capsules designed to take him 22 miles above the earth. hope that their plan to free fall will still take place in utah later this week. just four weeks from today, americans will go to the polls and vote for the next president. the commander-in-chief has been followed every step in but not until the obama administration videographer became a fixture at the white house. he has become the first to take of the post and has written about his experiences in a new blood.
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>> i was handed the world's best set and the world's best cast of characters, all i had to do was hit record. >> what i take away the most from my time is actually not all of the amazing glamorous things that happened, it is ordinary things that can become so much more surreal when you have the lens of the white house. >> 03 of these, these two, five of these seven roles. >> you always go through the back of the elevator and use the service elevator and use backs of kitchens. i really tried the highlight of lovely atmosphere, to show the
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monday and aspects of this amazing institution. he >> the privilege of a very special guest today so i will let a man. -- him in. >> hey. [applause] >> ip data very young age being my documentary subject the president of the united states. after filming the same person for five years, it is something between meditation and a cruel joke. you can't do the same manhattan over and over again. their fourth one is designed for you to work in 2014/7. it is n ful full of computers and copying machines. i think that is why the burnout rate is very high. every single scrap of everything
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i take, someone comes their finger and swearers or something is a focus and i talked over a shot, and all those in the national archives. for me, it means that anything i felt like accident and on purpose will be available to the public in five years. think about it, a scary proposition to shoot the leader of the free world on tape so much. everyone knew that barack obama was the kind of person that would not be affected by its, that this is being allowed the happen. >> i know he is tired, but that was one heck of a job. program to aoday's close. you can get updates on our web site and if you would like to reach me, you can find me on
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twitter. thank you so much for watching, i will see you back again tomorrow. >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding for this presentation was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard
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to understand the industry you operate in, working to nurture new ventures and help provide capital for key strategic decisions. we offer expertise and tailored solutions in a wide range of industries. what can wdoou for y? >> "bbc world news" was presented by kcet, los angeles.
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